Where's My Refund?

Here is information about how to answer that question.


Whether you opted for direct deposit or asked IRS to mail you a check, you can track your refund through this secure Web site. Click here for in depth details about what information is available on Where's My Refund? 


Get your personal refund information.

You can generally access information about your refund 72 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or three to four weeks after mailing a paper return.

Have a copy of your tax return handy. You will need to provide the following information from your return:

Take me to Where's My Refund?.

Change your address or start a refund trace.

If you don’t receive your refund within 28 days from the original IRS mailing date shown on Where’s My Refund?, you can start a refund trace online.
If Where’s My Refund? shows that IRS was unable to deliver your refund, you can change your address online.

Where’s My Refund? will prompt you when these features are available for your situation.      

Don’t fall for any email scams about your refund!

IRS never initiates emails! Click here for more info about email and phishing scams.

Last Modified: 12/11/2014